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Forum Thread: Can PSI search for updated drivers as well?

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pxstein Can PSI search for updated drivers as well?
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Can PSI search for updated drivers as well?

I mean has it a similar function like "Driver easy" from
http://www.drivereasy.com/

That would be great!

Updated drivers are more important than updated software

Peter

mogs RE: Can PSI search for updated drivers as well?
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Hello.
As follows is a recent official copy/extract concerning updates :-

The PSI is not a general update checker. This means that it will not notify you simply if there is a cosmetic/feature/bugfix release, but only if this release fixes a security issue.

When a security issue is discovered with a product, we issue a 'Secunia Advisory'. This advisory will show the minimum version to be secure (if there is one); and these advisories are what we base the version rules on.

hope this helps.

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Hope it helps......regards,

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Leendert Kip Can PSI search for updated drivers as well?
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Last edited on 11th Feb, 2011 08:53
on 11th Feb, 2011 08:41, pxstein wrote:
Can PSI search for updated drivers as well?

You can try IObit Toolbox v. 1.1. This is a toolbox with several options and has a driver update tool. It's free. You get it from www.iobit.com. Look under down-
loads and you find it.

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gjjean RE: Can PSI search for updated drivers as well?
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@ peter

Beside the advices from mogs & Leendert Kip, and if you search for a program to update your drivers, you can download Driver Max from:

http://www.innovative-sol.com/

Itís Free but require registration.

Take care with this kind of programs, and make a backup copy of your drivers before installing the new.

Good luck.


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Anthony Wells RE: Can PSI search for updated drivers as well?
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Hello Peter ,

I would add to the above a general comment : it is important to see the difference in the term "updated" between "latest" (up to date) version and "security patcheded" (up to date) version .

In the former case , this is not monitored by the PSI , whilst the second case is monitored . An insecure programme or driver is an entry point for malware and of great imporatnce to you in protecting your computer and personal/confidential data .

An "outdated" but secure/patched driver may slow down your machine , but , in my book , is of negligible importance compared to having your system fully patched .

Updating drivers can be a minefield and not just for the novice ; the variability in detection , display and download "offers" between a selection of driver update programmes , free or pay , is staggering (Maurice Joyce has commented on this elsewhere on the Forum) .

For me , I can agree with John , that DriverMax is one of the better programmes , but getting your driver update from the vendor is still best practice .

So , unless one/you are technically competent , you can't beat "if it ain't broke , don't fix it ".

Take care

Anthony

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